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Parish Council to be asked to OK a line of credit

By Harlan Kirgan
Editor
The St. Landry Parish Council will be asked Wednesday to approve a $1.5 million line of credit with Washington State Bank.
Parish President Bill Fontenot said the credit line will be used to even out the finances between departments and avoid asking vendors to wait on payments until after tax payments arrive.
“We are used to borrowing from one account to the other,” Fontenot said. “Actually we are borrowing from ourselves in managing our budget to get to the end of the year.”

Rotarians viewing a 3D printer, from left, are Don Mayeux, Michelle DeRouen, Dr. Jason Smith, Brett Garcille, Nickie Toups and Dwight Jodon. Michael Scanlan, an assistant physics professor at LSUE, demonstrated the technology to the club recently by printing a key chain with LSUE on it. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

The “LSUE” is faintly visible on the key chain being created on a 3D printer.

Club glimpses world of 3D printing

By Harlan Kirgan
Editor
Sounding like a dot matrix printer, the 3D printer drew a curious crowd of onlookers at a recent Eunice Rotary Club meeting.
The printer started printing when Michael Scanlan, an assistant professor of physics at LSUE, began his presentation.
About 15 minutes later a key chain with “LSUE” on it had taken shape as layers of plastic were applied.
The key chain is just one of the products Scanlan uses a mobile 3D printer to create.

The romance of our history

Charles Gayarre was an attorney by trade, a politician by choice, and a historian partly because he found the story of Louisiana replete with poetry. To my mind, that is especially true of south Louisiana.
Gayarre is credited with writing the first complete history in Louisiana, He said he was drawn to the subject because there is so much romance to be found here, and discussed that at some length in a series of lectures that were published in 1848 as “Romance of the History of Louisiana” (New York: D. Appleton & Co.)

From The Eunice News files

The following are from the August 1994 files of The Eunice News.
Sarah Summerlin and Angelle Fruge organized a march to protest against violence. The march began at the corner of 2nd and Peach streets and proceeded to City Hall. “We are try and reach one person,” Summerlin said. “If we reach that person it leads to another person and then another.”

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